Every single time I look out the window of our beautiful seven bedroom home, I am reminded of what a procrastinator I am, because our shutters need to be changed, badly. I can’t say exactly what it is that has kept me from going down and buying new shutters for all this time but I just never get around to it. I guess you could call me a busy guy, what with three kids, a full time job and a little jazz band I play with every Friday night but am I so busy I am going to spend the rest of my life staring out my window with these filthy shutters in my line of vision?
Last fall, we all took a day trip to the hardware store and bought new shades and new blinds for the house so we would be ready for an upcoming remodel but the store didn’t have the style of shutters we like, so I said, “Ok, no problem. I will go out alone tomorrow and get the shutters at another place.” Well, the next day my friend calls me and says that he has just had a huge fight with his son and he wants me to come meet him at the bar to have a drink. I can’t say no to an old friend in need. I go down to the bar and we have a couple and the next thing I know, it has been seven more months and I still have not bought any new shutters. That is one of the worst parts about it now, the shades and blinds make the old shutters look even older and more raggedy.
My biggest fear is that the neighbors are going to go to the board and complain about us. Can you imagine how embarrassing that would be for me and my family? I have to get this little job taken care of but I just can’t seem to ever get it done. Another time, I was really almost to the Shutter store when I saw a sign for a sale on jeans at this great jean outlet downtown. I needed jeans at the time so I pulled up and went in to just get a pair and get back to my real task. Once I get inside, I am like a little boy in a candy store, all the best brands, and all the coolest styles. I spend almost three hours inside shopping and when I am done I go home. What about the shutters? No, no shutters again. Is there anyone out there that does the same thing as me?
Today I have decided that I am just not fit to get new shutters. If I tell myself that I will do it this weekend, I know what will happen, some little things is going to distract me and I will forget all about it once again. My solution is to pay someone to go and buy my shutters. Now the only problem I will have left is finding the time to install them.